Kate Penarski – STEM, SCITT, NQT trainer

St Bede Teaching School Science Centre Lead. Kate has over 11 years’ experience in Primary School education as a teacher and a leader and holds a National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership. She holds the award for the Enthuse STEM teacher of the year, 2020. She has shared her expertise in teaching and learning in world-leading education conferences and was chosen to represent the UK in the International Education Institute and is a recognised Harvard Education Fellow. She has extensive knowledge of leading effective professional development and has supported educators around the world by introducing frameworks and practical tools to support educators interested in quality teaching, learning, curriculum, research, assessment, professional development, and program evaluation. Kate is a Specialist Leader of Education with specialisms in Teaching and Learning, Science and Subject leadership and management.

Lousie Greenword - KS1 Unit Lead

Natalie Round

Fully qualified Accounting Technician with 12 years’ experience. Worked within the childcare and education sector for 6 years. Previously worked in retail and banking. Natalie provides admin support to the Teaching School, working with the STEM lead on marketing and recruitment. Also works in the accounts department of our associated Childcare charity.

Laura Taylor - Delivers SCITT & NQT training

Teaching School is delivered by Laura Taylor, who is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for both Maths and Initial Teacher Training. Laura is a fully qualified Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST) and a Primary Maths Mastery Specialist for North West Maths Hub Turing. She has the NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead Status. Laura has been Maths Curriculum Group Lead at our Ofsted graded outstanding school, St. Bede Primary Academy in Bolton, for many years as well as other schools in Salford and Wigan in her career.

Anna Black – Assistant Head, Upper School, St Bede Primary Academy.

School, St Bede Primary Academy. Anna is a Specialist Leader of Education with specialisms in Teaching and Learning, Subject Leadership and Management, and Raising Standards in Year 6. She has vast experience of providing impactful support to other schools throughout the North West. Email: blacka@stbedeacademy.org

Claire Woods – St. Bede Teaching School Business Administrator.

  Claire is the Office Manager at St. Bede C.E. Primary Academy and has worked at the school for over seven years, running the admin side of this very busy school.  For the previous 18 years she worked for The Co-operative Financial Services in Marketing and Internal Communications.  There she was responsible for the editing and production of their bi-monthly internal colleague magazine and measuring the engagement of colleagues.  She also had responsibility for the planning of all internal communication messaging through the various communications channels